Trump’s New Colossus

Trump’s New Colossus

Donald Trump’s Grand Entrance by Jim Warren (2015) From A Trumprenuer on the road at Trumpmania

Trump’s New Colossus

Like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With a conquering stomach plumped on lands;
Here at our nation’s banquet table, sunrise shall

Stand as an orange toupee. A meager man with a match,
Whose flicker of light Is the pardoned silence, and his
Name Father of Natives. From his palm beach hand
mutters golf course welcome; his empty eyes begging

“Forget, all lands, your original purpose,” says he
With noisy thoughts. “I will take only your loyal, your well off,
Your self-interested satisfied to already be free,
The comfortable haves of your well-stocked hatcheries
Send these, the real estate barons, silver-spooned and served to me,
I brand my name’s lamp in front of a golden door!

George Cassidy Payne

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About The Author

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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